9 August 2016 Detector upgrade of Subaru's Multi-object Infrared Camera and Spectrograph (MOIRCS)
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During the past year, the Multi-Object InfraRed Camera and Spectrograph at Subaru has undergone an upgrade of its science detectors, the housekeeping electronics and the instrument control software. This overhaul aims at increasing MOIRCS' sensitivity, observing efficiency and stability. Here we present the installation and the alignment procedure of the two Hawaii 2RG detectors and the design of a cryogenic focus mechanism. The new detectors show significantly lower read noise, increased quantum efficiency, and lower the readout time.
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Maximilian Fabricius, Maximilian Fabricius, Joshua Walawender, Joshua Walawender, Nobuo Arimoto, Nobuo Arimoto, David Cook, David Cook, Brian Elms, Brian Elms, Yasuhito Hashiba, Yasuhito Hashiba, Takashi Hattori, Takashi Hattori, Yen-Sang Hu, Yen-Sang Hu, Ikuru Iwata, Ikuru Iwata, Tetsuo Nishimura, Tetsuo Nishimura, Koji Omata, Koji Omata, Philip Tait, Philip Tait, Naruhisa Takato, Naruhisa Takato, Ichi Tanaka, Ichi Tanaka, Shiang-Yu Wang, Shiang-Yu Wang, Mark Weber, Mark Weber, Matthew Wung, Matthew Wung, "Detector upgrade of Subaru's Multi-object Infrared Camera and Spectrograph (MOIRCS)", Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 990828 (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231417; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231417


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